Windows Server 2008

1. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 2. WINDOWS 2008 Editions 3. WINDOWS 2008 Server Core 4. APPROX. COST OF WINDOWS SERVER 2008 5. Upgrade / Migrate 6. Upgrade from previous OS 7. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 INSTALLATION 8. Windows Server 2008 Activation 9. Activation Method 10. RAID 11. BACKUP and RECOVERY 12. Wbadmin 13. BACKUP Utility 14. Windows Recovery Environment 15. Server Roles for WINDOWS SERVER 2008 16. IP-ADDRESSING and IPV4 17. IPV6 18. Remote Desktop Connection 19. Steps for Remote Desktop Pc from Client PC 20. Remote Desktops 21. MANAGING SERVER CORE 22. TERMINAL SERVICES (TS) 23. TERMINAL SERVICES MANAGER 24. MANGAING FILE AND PRINT SERVERS 25. Share Folder 26. Attrib (Attribute) 27. Windows Registry 28. Disk Quotas 29. Disaster Recovery Tools 30. MMC 31. Remote Assistance 32. Signed & Unsigned Driver 33. Hardware Profile 34. CHKDSK.EXE(Check Disk) 35. Disk Defragmenter (DFRG.MSC) 36. ACTIVE DIRECTORY REVIEW 37. Introduction to AD 38. TRUST 39. FSMO 40. GC (GLOBAL CATALOG) Server 41. Site 42. AD replication 43. Backup of Active Directory (DC) 44. Understanding USER, GROUP & COMPUTER 45. Create Local User & Multiple Users 46. GROUP SCOPE 47. Public and Private key encryption 48. Trust concept of CA working 49. ETHERNET CARDS 50. Availability and Security 51. General Server Security Issues 52. OSI MODEL 53. Data Encapsulation 54. TCP/IP or DoD Model 55. Protocol Working at Host to Host (Transport) layer 56. NETWORK MONITOR 57. Internet Information Services 58. Monitoring Tools 59. DNS [Domain Name System] 60. DNS ZONE 61. Remote Access Authentication Process 62. Remote Access Interview Question & Answer part 1 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 2 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 3 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 4 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 5 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 6 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 7 Tutorials
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Windows Server 2008 Interview Questions and Answers Part 5


51. Can servers running Windows Server 2008 provide services to clients when they are not part of a domain?

Servers running Windows Server 2008 can be configured to participate in a workgroup.

The server can provide some services to the workgroup peers but does not provide the security and management tools provided to domain controllers.


52. A server named Server01 is running Server Core at your companies IT house. It is already configured with the AD DS role but you also want to add AD CS to the server. What must you do to add Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) to this server?

Reinstall the server with the full version of Windows Server 2008.


53. Difference between RAID & WINDOW BACKUP

RAID is considered as LIVE BACKUP. Any mistake or change, good or bad will be backed up immediately. Biggest advantage of RAID is it is IMMEDIATE, ACCURATE and UP-TO-DATE. But same way any Accidental change, Deletion or Virus can make it blank so it is also disadvantage.


Windows Backup will only happen when you schedule it to happen. You can backup your data on Local HDD or Network Shared Resource (Schedule Tape Backup Not supported)


54. What is Wbadmin and how to enable it?

The Wbadmin command-line tool allows you to perform all of the same tasks from the command line that you can perform from the GUI. It works on both GUI as well as Server Core Installations of Windows Server 2008.


If not available, do as below to install this feature on GUI Based Server do as follow

Start – Administrative Tools – Server Manager – Expand FEATURS -

ADD Features – Expand Windows Server Backup Features


55. What is Windows Recovery Environment?

The Windows Recovery Environment is a partial version of the operating system. It is based on the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) but has a primary purpose of recovery. It includes several tools you can use in the event of a serious failure on your server to perform operating system or full server recoveries.


The tools included in the WinRE are as follows:

1)         Windows Complete PC Restore If you created a full server backup, you can use the Windows Complete PC Restore tool to fully restore your operating system and server. If you select this option, the system will search for a valid backup location (such as a DVD drive or a portable USB disk drive). You can then restore from the full server backup stored on this location.


2)         Windows Memory Diagnostic tool If you suspect your server has problems with the physical random access memory (RAM), you can use this tool to check the RAM. This tool does require a valid server 2008 installation to function. If you choose this option, you will be prompted to either restart the computer immediately and run the Memory Diagnostic tool or allow it to run on the next boot.


3)         Command prompt You can access to the command prompt with administrator privileges in the WinRE. This allows you to access the file system if needed. You also have access to Windows Backup Admin (Wbadmin) commands.


56. What is RDC?

RDC stands for Remote Desktop Connection

By default any user that is the member of Administrations Group that can connect to Computer that allows Remote Desktop. Rest all users need to be granted the permission or by adding them to Remote Desktop Users Group.

Users must have Password, Blank password will not work.

If any Firewall S/W is installed then PORT no 3389 must be open for Remote access.

When you connect to Server using Remote Desktop, it uses SERVER hardware and memory. So this can be useful for low-end Client PCs where from Win 98,Win 2000,XP or any such clients you can use Windows 2008.


57. How to enable/disable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2008?

Start - Administration Tool - Server Manager - on right hand panel select “Configure Remote Desktop”


Right click COMPUTERS - Properties - From Left panel Task select “REMOTE SETTING”


Start - CONTROL PANEL - SYSTEM - From Left panel Task select “REMOTE SETTING”


58. What is Difference between Share Permission and Security Permission?

There are 2 types of Permission settings




Apply only to Folder

Apply to Folder + Files

Work with FAT / NTFS file system

Work only with NTFS file system

Apply only to Network User (Shared)

Apply to Network user & local user


59. Explain Attrib

If HDD is formatted with FAT32 file have 3 Attributes i.e. (Excluding System Attrib)

            Read Only                    




If  HDD is formatted with NTFS file System, file will have 2 + 4 Advance Attributes. (Excluding System Attrib)

            Read Only                    



            Folder is Ready for Archive

            For Fast Searching, allow Indexing Services to include this Folder

            Compress         (will show in Blue color)

            Encrypt             (will show in Green color)


Remember, You can Either Compress File OR Encrypt it, not both at a time.


60 what is Difference between EFS and BitLocker?


EFS – Encrypted File System


EFS encrypts only individual files or Folder based on users preference

BitLocker encrypts all files including system files on drive where it is implemented

Requires drive to be formatted with NTFS

Require the (TPM) Trusted Platform Module for full functionality

Any regular user can employ EFS to encrypt their own files on NTFS drive

Can only be implemented by an Administrator


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